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The ABCD (AntiBodies Chemically Defined) Database

The ABCD (AntiBodies Chemically Defined) database is a manually curated depository of sequenced antibodies, developed by the Geneva Antibody Facility at the University of Geneva, in collaboration with the CALIPHO and Swiss-Prot groups at SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.

Search by antibody name, species or target (UniProt or ChEBI ID)

Example searches: 9E10, P07766, 37926, Escherichia coli, Protein tag, Nanobody

The ABCD database is part of a broader project, with the mission of promoting the widespread use of recombinant antibodies by academic researchers and, ultimately, the replacement of animal-produced antibodies. This concerted effort also includes the Geneva Antibody Facility (for discovery and production of antibodies) and the scientific journal Antibody Reports (publishing technical articles on antibody characterization).

Release information: Release information: Version 12.0 (May 2022)
23'457 sequenced antibodies, against 4'125 different targets

If you'd like to cite the ABCD database: Lima WC, Gasteiger E, Marcatili P, Duek P, Bairoch A, Cosson P. The ABCD database: a repository for chemically defined antibodies. Nucleic Acids Res. 2020, 48:D261-D264. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkz714

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